Wed 03 March 2021 | 11:49

Alex Neil frustrated by Millwall’s late winner

Preston were extremely close to maintain a hard-fought away point at Millwall until Benett scored an 86th minute to give the Lions all the three points.


slammed on his players for not following the game plan, he told his post-match interview:

“I don’t think there was a lot in the game really but I’m just so frustrated because their goal comes from exactly what I’ve been warning them about.

“The biggest difference between us was that they were putting the ball in behind us and we were leaving it short so their centre-backs were in complete control of the situation.

“The first two goals were moments of quality from two players and for theirs, we back off, leave the space in front and he bangs it in the top corner, so I’ll take responsibility for that one.

“But for the second one that is exactly what we didn’t do and it cost us the game.

“It was arguably one of the worst games you’ve seen anyway but I’d have taken a point – difficult venue, get a point, back up the road and let’s focus on the next one – that’s what it should’ve been tonight.”

At the other end,



Gary Rowett

, was pleased with the result as the Lions continued their impressive recent home form.

“It was the perfect response, although I didn’t feel that way after about 25 minutes, but as it tends to happen recently we don’t start as well as I’d like,”

said Rowett.

“Going 1-0 down knocked our confidence a bit I think and we started going backwards and playing too slowly – Preston were set up to pick off the poor passes and counter-attack us.

“Beyond that I thought we were by far the better side and limited them to virtually nothing. It looked like only a matter of time for us to score and for 65 minutes, we looked excellent.

“I think in the Championship, most teams that go a goal up don’t tend to go on and lose the game but what we’ve done is show different ways to win a game.

“In some of our recent games we’ve gone a goal down but as soon as we get one back we always look the better side.”


source: SportMob

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